Josephine McFarlane

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Josephine "Jane" McFarlane Aug. 12, 1923 - June 19, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Josephine "Jane" McFarlane, 90, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Mishawaka, IN. She was born on Aug. 12, 1923, in Lignite, ND, to the late Joseph & Mabel (Richmond) Bly. On Dec. 15, 1949, she married Harvey McFarlane, who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1994. Mrs. McFarlane is survived by her daughter, Cindy McFarlane of Englewood, OH, and two sons, Curtis Ray McFarlane and Timothy McFarlane, both of South Bend, IN. Mrs. McFarlane lived most of her life in South Bend. She earned two Master Degrees and a partial Doctorate Degree. She was the first woman detective for the Elkhart Police Department. She was an educator at Ivy Tech, South Bend Community School Corporation, Mishawaka High School, Greene School Corporation in North Liberty, Plymouth and Rolling Prairie Schools. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary #357. Words of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, in the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday. Private graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Contributions in memory of Josephine "Jane" McFarlane may be sent to the family c/o Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46614. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Palmer Funeral Homes - Guisinger Chapel
3718 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 291-5880
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 22, 2014